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Emmanuel Dennis & Sarr need to be more aggressive – Watford’s Munoz after Leeds United defeat
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Emmanuel Dennis & Sarr need to be more aggressive – Watford’s Munoz after Leeds United defeat

The Hornets manager feels his strikers were a letdown as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season, at Elland Road Watford manager Xisco Munoz has called on his attacking line to be more aggressive after they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leeds United on Saturday. The Hornets travelled to Elland Road after their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United but they could not return home with a point as Diego Llorente scored in the 18th minute to earn the home team maximum points. During the game, Munoz started Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr of Senegal as striking partners but they struggled during the match to maintain a strong presence in the attacking phase of the pitch.  
Leeds United offer to take Afghan girls’ squad amid Taliban escape attempt
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Leeds United offer to take Afghan girls’ squad amid Taliban escape attempt

  The Whites, alongside the charity Football for Peace and the company ROKiT, have written to PM Boris Johnson as they seek refugee visas   Leeds United are hoping to offer sanctuary to the Afghan girls' football squad as part of a humanitarian effort aimed at helping the latter avoid persecution by the Taliban back home. The Whites, alongside the charity Football for Peace and the global venture firm ROKiT, have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an attempt to secure visas for their refugee effort. The 32-player squad, complete with coaches and families, are currently in Pakistan on a short-term stay, but would face serious life restrictions in their home country should they return.
‘It’s wrong’ – Elliott supports Struijk after Leeds lose red-card appeal over tackle on Liverpool midfielder
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‘It’s wrong’ – Elliott supports Struijk after Leeds lose red-card appeal over tackle on Liverpool midfielder

  The teenager suffered a serious injury after a strong challenge from the Whites defender, but he has moved to try and absolve him from any blame Liverpool's Harvey Elliott has come out in support of Pascal Struijk after Leeds United lost their appeal against his red card in Sunday's Premier League clash between the two teams. Struijk was sent off for a strong challenge on Elliott in the second half of Leeds' 3-0 defeat at Elland Road, which left the midfielder with a dislocated ankle. Replays showed that the defender won the ball, but the Whites have seen their bid to get the red card overturned rejected, which has prompted an empathetic reaction from Elliott.      
Salah closes in on Drogba’s record after 100th Premier League goal
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Salah closes in on Drogba’s record after 100th Premier League goal

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is close to equalling Didier Drogba’s scoring record after scoring his 100th Premier League goal. Salah opened scoring, as the Reds ran riot in a 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday. He becomes the 30th player to hit the century’s mark and the fifth-fastest in 162 games after Alan (121 appearances), Harry Kane (141 apps), Sergio Aguero (147 apps) and Thierry Henry (160 apps). Salah scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal in March 2014 during his time at Chelsea and has 98 league goals to his name so far in Jurgen Klopp’s team. Drogba, who played for Chelsea, is currently Africa’s highest goalscorer in the English top-flight with 104 goals across his two spells at Stamford Bridge. After Drogba and Salah, former Arsenal and Totte...
Elliott suffers serious leg injury in Leeds clash
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Elliott suffers serious leg injury in Leeds clash

Harvey Elliott was stretchered off after suffering a dislocated ankle in Liverpool's Premier League clash against Leeds United at Elland Road. The 18-year-old appeared in severe pain after going down under a challenge from Leeds' Pascal Struijk who was sent off in the 60th minute following a VAR review into the incident. Play was halted for several minutes as Elliott received treatment from Liverpool's medical staff. The youngster, making his fourth Premier League appearance of the campaign, was replaced by Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Struijk had come on as a substitute for Leeds in place of Diego Llorente, who was taken off in the 33rd minute due to an injury. Away fans sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" as Elliott left the pitch while sections of the home supporters ...
Klopp addresses Van Dijk’s ‘scary moment’ with the Netherlands and gives Firmino & Elliott fitness update
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Klopp addresses Van Dijk’s ‘scary moment’ with the Netherlands and gives Firmino & Elliott fitness update

The Liverpool boss has offered news on three key players ahead of his side's trip to Leeds United this weekend Jurgen Klopp has addressed Virgil van Dijk's "scary moment" with the Netherlands over the international break while giving an update on the fitness of Roberto Firmino and Harvey Elliott. Van Dijk has slotted straight back into Klopp's plans at the start of the season after missing the majority of Liverpool's 2020-21 campaign through injury, starting in wins over Norwich and Burnley as well as a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. There were some fears that he could miss the Reds' next Premier League clash with Leeds United on Sunday after a nasty collision in the Netherlands' latest World Cup qualifier, but Klopp has now confirmed that the defender has assured him that he suffered n...
Transfer deadline: Man United’s winger joins EPL rival club
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Transfer deadline: Man United’s winger joins EPL rival club

Leeds United have announced the capture of winger, Daniel James from Manchester United. The 23-year-old completed a £25 million switch from Old Trafford to Leeds on Tuesday. He underwent a medical earlier on Tuesday before joining up with the rest of Wales’ squad at their training camp in Finland ahead of the World Cup qualifying matches. The Welsh winger has put pen to paper on a five-year contract in west Yorkshire. “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for me, a bit of a crazy time. But I’m here now, I’m grateful for the club being interested in me, still believing in me from that time two-and-a-half years ago,” James told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to be here and I can’t wait to play in front of these fans. “There’s always been an interest since I ne...
James to leave Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival
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James to leave Man Utd after Ronaldo’s arrival

Manchester United and Leeds United are in talks over a deal for Daniel James, ESPN reports. It is not yet clear if he will be leaving on loan or permanently. James arrived at Old Trafford in 2019 from Swansea City. He started two of United’s first three games of the season and was set to stay at the club. However, the 23-year-old is concerned about his game time, following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho this summer. Leeds have long been admirers of James and came close to signing the forward before he joined United. United value James at more than £20 million having paid £15m for him in 2019. James has made 74 appearances for United, scoring nine goals.
Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds
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Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds

The Brazil winger, who earned a first call-up to the national setup this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend and his club Leeds United star Raphinha has revealed that he attended Ronaldinho’s birthday party as a child - and that finally having the chance to play in front of a packed Elland Road was worth the wait. The Brazil winger, who earned his first call-up to the national setup ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend. The 24-year-old has also professed his gratitude to Leeds and their supporters for embracing him upon his arrival, stating that he will "do his best" to repay their faith.
Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton
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Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, on Sunday equalled Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus’ record for the most away games unbeaten at the start of a Premier League career with 26 games. Fernandes equalled Jesus’ record after featuring in Man United’s Premier League 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Portugal international failed to score for Man United against Southampton as Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal cancelled out Fred’s first-half own-goal at St Mary’s. Fernandes was impressive for the Red Devils against Leeds United in the Premier League last weekend. The 26-year-old scored a hat-trick against Leeds United at Old Trafford. Fernandes will now hope to lead Man United to victory when they take on Wolves in their next P...
Manchester United equals Arsenal’s record after failing to beat Southampton
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Manchester United equals Arsenal’s record after failing to beat Southampton

Manchester United on Sunday equalled Arsenal’s Premier League record for the most consecutive unbeaten away matches in the English top-flight with 27 games following their 1-1 draw with Southampton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drew with Southampton on Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s. Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal cancelled out Fred’s first-half own-goal. The result means both Man United and Southampton share a point each. The Red Devils have taken four points from their first two Premier League games this season. Solskjaer’s men had defeated Leeds United 5-1 last weekend. They currently sit in the fourth position on the Premier League table behind Tottenham.
Rhapinha stunner as Leeds peg back Everton
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Rhapinha stunner as Leeds peg back Everton

Leeds United claimed their first Premier League point of the season, twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Everton on an historic afternoon at Elland Road. Seventeen years on from their last home Premier League game with a capacity crowd, Leeds welcomed supporters back through the gates of Elland Road - and the match delivered drama to match the fevered atmosphere. Dominic Calvert-Lewin rifled Everton into the lead on 26 minutes from the penalty spot after Liam Cooper was penalised by VAR for a shirt pull, but Leeds roared back before half-time through Mateusz Klich's brilliantly-worked team goal. Demarai Gray scored his first goal back in the Premier League to restore Everton's lead early in the second half, but Raphinha's stunning strike hauled Leeds level for a second tim...
Phil Jones Refuses to hand Raphael Varane Man United’s No 4 Jersey
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Phil Jones Refuses to hand Raphael Varane Man United’s No 4 Jersey

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has refused to surrender his No. 4 shirt to new signing Raphael Varane, according to Manchester Evening News. Varane, who was unveiled to United fans after completing a move worth around £42.7m from Real Madrid, will now wear the No.19 at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side unveiled the World Cup winner in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd before their 5-1 bashing of Leeds United in the Premier League opener. Varane held up his new shirt to the United supporters, who gave their new signing a huge ovation. The former Real Madrid defender wanted the No.4 shirt following his departure from Real Madrid, however, the report has it that Jones, who hasn’t played for the Red Devils since January 2020, wanted to keep his jer...
Solskjaer gives Scott McTominay nickname after Man United’s victory
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Solskjaer gives Scott McTominay nickname after Man United’s victory

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has come up with a new name for Scott McTominay following his impressive display in the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday. Solskjaer shared his nickname for McTominay while speaking at his post-match press conference after Man United defeated Leeds at Old Trafford. Speaking on Mctominay, Solskjaer branded the Scotland midfielder as a ‘beast’, praising his physical attributes and amazing levels of fitness as three goals from Bruno Fernandes and a goal each from Mason Greenwood and Fred gave United all three points against Leeds, while Pogba produced an incredible four assists in the rousing victory. “He’s not played more than 20 minutes this pre-season and he played centre-back in those 20 minutes...
Townsend hails Pogba after equaling Fabregas, Bergkamp, Reyes’ records
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Townsend hails Pogba after equaling Fabregas, Bergkamp, Reyes’ records

Paul Pogba has been hailed by former Premier League star, Andy Townsend, after the Frenchman showed his class with four outstanding assists in Manchester United’s emphatic 5-1 win against Leeds United on Saturday. Pogba’s assists led to goals from Fred, Mason Greenwood and two for Bruno Fernandes, who scored a hat-trick. Four assists in one match equals a record set only by six other players: Cesc Fabregas, Dennis Bergkamp, Jose Antonio Reyes, Santi Cazorla, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Dusan Tadic. Pogba’s four assists this afternoon means that he has surpassed his total for last season. Townsend was lauded on talkSPORT, saying, “I have always been a fan of this guy You’ve got to live with the fact he will lose the ball in his own half every now and again, he will get caught on...
Man United vs Leeds: Why I benched Martial, Sancho in EPL 5-1 win – Solskjaer
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Man United vs Leeds: Why I benched Martial, Sancho in EPL 5-1 win – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho during the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday. Solskjaer said it is too early to start Sancho, while Martial still lacks match fitness after his long injury lay-off. Mason Greenwood started ahead of Martial and Sancho at Old Trafford as Man United defeated Leeds, thanks to three goals from Bruno Fernandes, a goal each from Mason Greenwood and Fred. Speaking on why he benched Martial and Sancho, Solskjaer told BT Sport, “He [Martial] has been training well, he looks like he really wants to get back in, but he’s only played 45 minutes since March. So it’s not fair on him to start the first game today. On Sancho, Solskjaer added: “It ...
Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane
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Manchester United unveil defender, Raphael Varane

Manchester United have unveiled French defender, Raphael Varane. The former Real Madrid star was unveiled before the kickoff of their Premier League opener against Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday. The World Cup winner displayed his number 19 jersey to applause from the fans. The 28-year-old had attracted interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before his move to the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskajer, United coach, had revealed in a press conference on Friday that the deal to sign the defender was done but quarantine due to COVID-19 protocols delayed the announcement. “It’s not 100% done and I can say he probably won’t be [available against Leeds] because he has not trained with us,” he said. “It always happens that there are little things. Th...
Man United vs Leeds United: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL opener confirmed
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Man United vs Leeds United: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL opener confirmed

Manchester United’s squad to face Leeds United in today’s Premier League opener has been revealed. According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Leeds at Old Trafford. Man United head to the game following a 4-0 win over Everton in their last fixture in a pre-season friendly clash last weekend. Below is Man United’s squad against Leeds United; De Gea, Heaton, Grant, Dalot, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Williams, Shaw, Pereira, Fred, McTominay, Van de Beek, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Fernandes, James, Greenwood, Sancho, Martial. The kick-off time for Man United vs Leeds United is 12:30 pm.
Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer explains delay in Varane’s transfer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Raphael Varane will not be able to make his debut this weekend against Leeds United because his move from Real Madrid is not yet complete. United confirmed they had agreed on a £34 million deal for the defender on July 27. However, 17 days later, the Red Devils are yet to officially announce his arrival. Varane is in Manchester after isolation and according to Solskjaer, he has not trained with his new teammates. United host Leeds United on Saturday to start their Premier League campaign. The deadline to register new players for the opening round of fixtures passed at 12pm on Friday. “He has not trained with us. Things happen and things take time and unfortunately, the isolation has delayed these thing...
Mark Lawrenson predicts positions Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd will finish
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Mark Lawrenson predicts positions Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd will finish

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted the positions Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool will finish on the Premier League table this season. Man City won the Premier League title last term ahead of Man United, who finished in second position, Liverpool (third position) and Chelsea (fourth position). However, Lawrenson believes Man City will finish on top of the Premier League table again this season ahead of Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea. He gave his prediction on Thursday ahead of the 2021/2022 Premier League campaign, which starts on Friday night with Arsenal taking on Brentford. When asked to give his prediction for the Premier League top-four this season, Lawrenson simply told BBC Sport, “Manchester City, Liverpool, C...
Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer to be without 9 first-team players
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Man Utd vs Leeds: Solskjaer to be without 9 first-team players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could be without up to nine senior players for their Premier League opener against Leeds United on Saturday, UK Mirror reports. The Red Devils are looking to mount a serious challenge for the 2021/2022 season, after finishing in second place behind Manchester City last term. Solskjaer has beefed up his squad with the addition of £73m man Jadon Sancho, while a move for former Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, is almost complete. However, against Marcelo Bielsa’s men at Old Trafford, Solskjaer might not be able to call on certain squad members. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton has rejoined the club 11 years after he first left, but the 35-year-old is unlikely to dislodge David de Gea or Dean Henderson between the sticks. ...
Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton
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Arsenal Sign Ben White from Brighton

Arsenal have signed Ben White from Brighton and Hove Albion on a long-term contract, the club announced on their website on Friday. The 23-year-old defender joins the Premier League side after spending the summer with the Three Lions of England at the Euro 2020. He had spent the 2019/2020 season on loan with Championship-winning side, Leeds United, who are now promoted to the Premier League. Speaking about the player, Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu said, “Ben has been a key target this summer. He has so many qualities which make us so excited he’s joining us. Ben’s a young English player with a great future. He’s very strong defensively, good on the ball with a great passing range. We’re delighted Ben’s signed and we look forward to him growing with us.” Manager Mikel Art...
Another Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge for Premier League rivals
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Another Chelsea midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge for Premier League rivals

  Chelsea midfielder, Myles Peart-Harris, on Friday, left the club to join Brentford for an undisclosed fee. This is coming less than 24 hours after Chelsea confirmed on Thursday that another midfielder, Lewis Bate joined Premier League rivals, Leeds United, on a permanent transfer. Peart-Harris joined the newly promoted Premier Leagues side on a four-year deal. The 18-year-old came through Chelsea’s academy but left Stamford Bridge without making a first-team appearance. Reacting, Brentford manager, Thomas Frank, told the club’s website: “Myles is a very talented young player and an exciting signing for us. “We see him playing as an ‘eight’ in our system and he fits the position profile perfectly for that. He’s a dynamic midfield player, and he drives forward wi...
Chelsea announce deal for Bate
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Chelsea announce deal for Bate

Chelsea have confirmed that Lewis Bate has joined Premier League rivals, Leeds United on a permanent transfer. The Blues disclosed this in a statement on their website on Thursday. The statement read, “Academy midfielder Lewis Bate has today completed a permanent transfer to Leeds United. “We thank Lewis for his time at the club and wish him well in the future.” Bate, 18, first started training at Chelsea at the age of eight. The midfielder captained Chelsea’s Under-18s in the FA Youth Cup final last year. Bate also featured three times for Chelsea’s development squad during their title-winning Premier League 2 campaign. He has been named among the substitutes for Chelsea senior men’s team on three occasions, most recently for in their FA Cup fifth-round tie agains...
Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites
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Bate leaves Chelsea for Leeds in £1.5m deal and signs three-year contract with Whites

The 18-year-old midfielder, who snubbed the offer of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge, has agreed a deal in West Yorkshire through to 2024 Leeds United have completed the signing of Lewis Bate from Chelsea for £1.5 million, with the talented teenager signing a three-year contract with the Whites. The 18-year-old midfielder was highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, but his potential has been lured to Elland Road by the promise of a clearer pathway to first-team football. Goal revealed on Tuesday that Bate was heading to West Yorkshire after snubbing the offer of a new contract in west London.
Harrison departs Man City in permanent move to Leeds as he talks up Bielsa influence
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Harrison departs Man City in permanent move to Leeds as he talks up Bielsa influence

The winger has spent the last three years on loan at Elland Road but has finally made a permanent switch Jack Harrison has praised Marcelo Bielsa's influence on his development after the winger completed a permanent move to Leeds United. After spending three years on loan at Elland Road, Harrison, 24, signed a three-year contract to become an official Leeds player after the club activated their option to buy him outright. Harrison made 36 Premier League appearances for Leeds last season, only missing the two matches against parent club City for which he was ineligible, as Bielsa's team finished ninth in the English top-flight.
EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Manchester United games as Premier League announces fixtures
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EPL 2020/2021: Full list of Manchester United games as Premier League announces fixtures

  Manchester United’s first fixture of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign is against Leeds United. The game will be played on Saturday, August 14, at Old Trafford. The first away fixture for Man United next season comes the following week against Southampton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men finished in the second position on the Premier League table last season. Below is a full list of Man United’s 2020/2021 Premier League fixtures: AUGUST; 14 Leeds United (H) 21 Southampton (A) 28 Wolves (A) SEPTEMBER; 11 Newcastle United (H) 18 West Ham United (A) 25 Aston Villa (H) OCTOBER; 2 Everton (H) 16 Leicester City (A) 23 Liverpool (H) 30 Tottenham Hotspur (A) NOVEMBER; 6 Manchester City (H) 20 Watford (A) 27 Chelsea (A) 30 Arsenal (H) DECEMBER; ...
Spain defender Llorente tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of Euro 2020 opener
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Spain defender Llorente tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of Euro 2020 opener

The Leeds United player could link up again with the squad if he delivers two further negative tests in the coming days Spain defender Diego Llorente has tested negative for Covid-19 and could rejoin the squad if he delivers another two negative tests in the next 24 hours. The Leeds United player was forced to self-isolate when he had a positive result on Tuesday, the second Spain player to test positive for coronavirus after Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets. However, a further test has since tested negative which raises hopes his initial test was a false-positive, meaning he could return to training before the end of the week.
Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk
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Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk

The 18-year-old left-back is said to be attracting admiring glances from across Europe, but he is turning a deaf ear to the speculation Hibernian defender Josh Doig is said to have emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leeds United, AC Milan and Celtic, but the teenager is paying little attention to the rumours. At just 18, the promising left-back has seen his potential noted by leading sides across Europe. It is considered to be only a matter of time before he finds himself on the move, either to the Premier League or further afield, but for now he remains fully focused on events in Edinburgh.
Leads 3-1 Tottenham : Spurs Champions Hopes Dealt Huge Blow
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Leads 3-1 Tottenham : Spurs Champions Hopes Dealt Huge Blow

Tottenham's hopes of finishing the season inside the Premier League's top four took a huge blow as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Leeds United. Spurs' interim boss Ryan Mason had targeted four wins to finish the season and with Leicester's surprise defeat at Newcastle on Friday, the door had just been opened for Spurs in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League. However, they suffered an early set back when Stuart Dallas gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute. Tottenham cancelled out Dallas' opener to draw level in the 25th minute through Heung-Min Son, but Leeds regained the lead just before half-time as Patrick Bamford converted Ezgjan Alioski's cut back from close range. Spurs, who saw two Harry Kane goals correctly ruled out for offside, had chances in ...
Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win
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Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win

Brighton eased any fears of relegation with a convincing 2-0 win over Leeds that took them 10 points clear of Fulham in the drop zone. With only two wins from their past 20 home Premier League matches, Brighton needed a fast start to settle the nerves and got it when Welbeck was fouled inside the area by Ezgjan Alioski. The penalty was coolly converted by Gross. Leeds, without Kalvin Phillips to injury, lacked the attacking spark to seriously trouble the hosts and Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay both wasted huge opportunities to take the game away from Marcelo Bielsa's men. Brighton's failure to convert those chances didn't cost them though as Welbeck popped up with the second goal, skilfully making a chance for himself before firing into the bottom corner.
EPL: Failing to Qualify for Champions League Won’t Affect Transfers – Klopp
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EPL: Failing to Qualify for Champions League Won’t Affect Transfers – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted that their summer transfer plans will not be affected if they fail to qualify for the Champions League qualification. The Premier League champions are four points off the top four after recent draws against Leeds United and Newcastle United. After the draw against Newcastle last week, Klopp said the team did not deserve Champions League football. But ahead of the trip to Manchester United this Sunday, the German said the club’s transfer strategy will not change if they don’t make the top four. “The Champions League is massive, especially financially for the club. “If we cannot make that, that is not good. Definitely not. “But I don’t think it will change anything. The situation was difficult before and it is diff...
Paul Ince identifies Solskjaer’s mistakes in Man United 0-0 with Leeds
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Paul Ince identifies Solskjaer’s mistakes in Man United 0-0 with Leeds

Paul Ince has blamed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday. The league game at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon ended goalless with few clear-cut chances. Man United boss, Solskjaer only introduced Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek very late in the game and Ince questions the timing of Solskjaer’s changes. He also wondered why the Norwegian tactician withdrew Marcus Rashford with his side chasing a goal. “Cavani comes on for six minutes. Six minutes when you need a goal? Ince told Sky Sports. “You take Rashford off when you got two sitting midfielders in Fred and McTominay. Van de Beek who they paid £40m for, gets three minutes. “These decisions aren’t right if you are trying to win a f...
Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history
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Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history

  Former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has named the current Manchester City squad as the best in the history of the English Premier League. Souness hailed Pep Guardiola, City manager, for having assembled and parading an ‘incredible’ array of players. City were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United at the Etihad on Saturday but still maintain 14 points lead on the Premier League table. Apart from the Premier League title, City are still in the race to clinch the Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup trophies this season. And Souness, who noted that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have the second best squad in the league at the moment, insisted that City are simply operating on another level. “They’re in a great position,” Souness told Sky Sports of Chelsea. When you look a...
Why 10-man Leeds United Defeated Man City 2-1 at Etihad – Guardiola
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Why 10-man Leeds United Defeated Man City 2-1 at Etihad – Guardiola

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has explained that 10-man Leeds United defeated his team 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon because his players lacked aggression during the encounter. Guardiola said that Man City failed to create chances against Leeds, adding that the visitors’ performances were fantastic. Stuart Dallas opened scoring for Leeds in the first half, before adding another in stoppage time to rule out Ferran Torres’ equaliser. Speaking after the game, Guardiola said at his post-match press conference: “11v11 was tight and we conceded a goal that we could have avoided. We were not aggressive enough in these areas. “We were in the final positions but we couldn’t score the goal and after the sending off, we did not create enough maybe a little mor...
Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United
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Rio Ferdinand Blames John Stones after Man City’s 2-1 Defeat to Leeds United

Rio Ferdinand has blamed John Stones for Manchester City defeat to Leeds United in the Premier league on Saturday. Leeds stunned the league leaders at the Etihad on Saturday, with Kalvin Phillips and Stuart Dallas putting up outstanding performances in the visitors’ 2-1 win. Dallas scored netted his second in the game in stoppage time to seal three points for Marcelo Bielsa’s side after Ferran Torres had levelled for City in the 76th minute. Leeds played with 10 men after Liam Cooper was sent off for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus on the stroke of half-time. “We asked before the game whether Leeds United can adapt. Will Bielsa adapt his tactics to play against a top-notch team like this?” Ferdinand told BT Sport. “He was forced to go down to 10 men and then he ada...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund
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Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has identified areas his team must improve after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad. Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a vital win over Bundesliga giants, said Man City must improve more on their pressing and build-up in order to qualify for the semi-final. Kelvin de Bruyne opened the scoring for Man City in the first half, but Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the second half, but Phil Foden’s late winner gave the Premier League leaders a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week in Germany. “I want to congratulate the players,” Guardiola told the club website after the game. “How they stuck together. The quality o...
Leeds United star, Mateusz Klich Tests Positive for Coronavirus,
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Leeds United star, Mateusz Klich Tests Positive for Coronavirus,

Leeds United midfielder, Mateusz Klich has tested positive for coronavirus on Poland duty, the Polish Football Association has announced. The 30-year-old Polish international will now miss Poland's World Cup qualifier in Hungary on Thursday, March 25, as he awaits the results of a second test. If it returns positive, he will also be ruled out of a game against Andorra on Sunday and the qualifier against England at Wembley next Wednesday. Klich has not shown any symptoms or felt unwell. Jakub Kwiatkowski, media officer of the Polish FA, tweeted: 'The Polish national team received the results of the SARS-Cov-2 test this morning. 'Unfortunately, in the case of Mateusz Klich, the result is positive. The competitor is well and shows no symptoms of illness, but his trip to Bud...
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
Hodgson: Crystal Palace stars Zaha and Schlupp near return
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Hodgson: Crystal Palace stars Zaha and Schlupp near return

The Eagles boss has confirmed the Ivory Coast and the Ghana internationals are close to playing again, having been on the sidelines due to injuries Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has delivered positive injury updates on Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp, explaining they are near to returning to action. Zaha has been on the sidelines since February 2 when he suffered a hamstring injury in a Premier League game against Newcastle United. The forward has subsequently missed Palace’s last four games, including their back-to-back defeats to Leeds United and Burnley.
‘No formula’ to stop Crystal Palace’s Eze – Leeds United coach Bielsa
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‘No formula’ to stop Crystal Palace’s Eze – Leeds United coach Bielsa

The Argentine manager is aware of the threat the Nigerian descent poses to his team when Roy Hodgson's side visit Elland Road on Monday Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa said Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze is a player they must stop in Monday’s Premier League fixture, but there is "no formula" for them to neutralise him. Eze was a thorn in the flesh for the Whites when the teams battled at Selhurst Park back in November as he opened his Premier League goal account and provided an assist in their emphatic 4-1 win. The 22-year-old's stunning free-kick won Crystal Palace's Goal of the Month for November but narrowly missed out on the Premier League award to Super Eagles defender Ola Aina.
Leeds handed double injury blow as Bielsa confirms Rodrigo and Poveda layoffs
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Leeds handed double injury blow as Bielsa confirms Rodrigo and Poveda layoffs

The Argentine revealed that it will be weeks rather than days before he can welcome the pair back, with the Spaniard's absence set to be sorely felt Leeds United attacking duo Rodrigo and Ian Poveda are expected to be sidelined for several weeks, manager Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed, in the latest injury blow for the Whites. The pair picked up a muscle strain and an ankle knock in the club's Premier League win over Leicester City and the Under-23 side's win over Sunderland, respectively, in the past few weeks. Both players were missing in action for Wednesday's defeat against Everton at Elland Road and will be absent for Monday's visit of Crystal Palace too.
Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Leicester City boss Rodgers hopes to have Ndidi back against Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Nigeria international has missed the Foxes’ last two games due to injury but he is set to return to the team Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is optimistic Wilfred Ndidi will be available for selection against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury against Everton in January and has subsequently missed their last two outings against Leeds United and Fulham. The Northern Irish tactician has revealed the Nigeria international along with Jamie Vardy should return against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass
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Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass

Frank Lampard said Olivier Giroud makes Chelsea a better team after he scored all four goals in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla. Olivier Giroud staked his claim for a regular place in Chelsea's starting line-up after scoring four goals against Sevilla, according to the last player to net four in a game for the Blues, head coach Frank Lampard. Giroud scored with his left foot, right foot, his head, and netted a penalty at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as the 34-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the modern Champions League and the first Chelsea player to hit four since Lampard did so against Aston Villa in 2010. His performance, which followed another match-winning appearance in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Rennes a week earlier, left Lampard unable to deny that the W...
‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell
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‘Pepe has a big future at Arsenal’ – Arteta still believes in £72m winger, says Campbell

A former Gunners striker is confident that the Ivory Coast international "will come back better" after being sent off against Leeds United Nicolas Pepe has a "big future" at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell, who says Mikel Arteta still believes in the £72 million ($96m) winger. Pepe has flattered to deceive since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Lille for a club-record fee in the summer of 2019. The 25-year-old established himself as one of the most exciting young players in Europe at Stade Pierre-Mauroy but has so far been unable to build on that reputation in the Premier League.
West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again
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West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again

 Phil Foden equalised after a wonderful overhead kick from Michail Antonio but Manchester City were held by West Ham. Manchester City continued their stuttering start to the Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at West Ham. The Hammers last beat City in September 2015 but Michail Antonio's magnificent overhead kick gave them an 18th-minute lead. City produced more of the ponderous play that saw them drop points against Leicester City and Leeds United until Phil Foden came off the bench to inspire their most convincing passage of the match.
Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United
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Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United

Leeds United proved a formidable opponent during the Saturday clash with hitherto powerful Manchester City. The clash ended with a goal each as Manchester City struggled to maintain possession as they lost their one goal lead at first half. The Pep Guardiola side are current disadvantaged by injury which has affected some of their biggest names. With the draw, Leeds move to number 5 on the log while City remained humbled at number 10.
Rodrigo Deny Manchester City 3 Point
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Rodrigo Deny Manchester City 3 Point

Rodrigo deny Manchester City 3point. The second half was start to finish and energizing, with the outcome implying that the crown jewels were shared between Pep Guardiola and his previous guide, Marcelo Bielsa. Super-sub Rodrigo scored as Leeds United drew with Manchester City in a throbbing experience at Elland Road. Raheem Sterling opened his record for the season with an excellent independent objective before Rodrigo got his first in English football after an Ederson blunder. Manchester City were on top for a great part of the primary half, yet Leeds had chances as the game went on, and the home side maybe ought to have adjusted before half time. The subsequent half was start to finish and energizing, with the outcome implying that the crown jewels were shared between Pe...
Leeds, Southampton crash out of League Cup
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Leeds, Southampton crash out of League Cup

Leeds and Southampton were the Premier League casualties in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday as League One Hull won a Yorkshire derby 9-8 on penalties at Elland Road, while Saints lost 2-0 at home to Brentford. On their first appearance in the top-flight for 16 years, Leeds were unlucky not to hold Liverpool to a thrilling draw at Anfield on Saturday, but Marcelo Bielsa's decision to make 11 changes backfired as his side were far less clinical against a team two divisions below them. Mallik Wilks's early deflected effort gave the Tigers something to hold on to and, despite handing club Spanish international forward Rodrigo his first start, Leeds failed to muster a response until deep into stoppage time when Ezgjan Alioski fired home. A marathon shootout followed w...

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